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Everyday we all read and hear stories about people who have done serious damage to themselves, to their future, or to others online. It’s almost impossible to keep track of these daily horror stories.

This avalanche of negative press we see, are the result of people doing what people have always done, except now it’s being done in front of the entire digital world.

Here at the Institute for Internet Safety, we are working tirelessly to help you safeguard and enhance your online identity.

The Institute for Internet Safety: Catching Mistakes Before Mistakes Catch You!

Online Privacy Daily News Feed

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Here, better online privacy protection can be passed up from younger to older generations--a welcome reversal of the ...
BEIJING, Sept 6 (Reuters) - In a country where privacy protections are considered weak and anything-goes data collection has become the norm, Chinese tech entrepreneur Yang Geng stands out. His ...
Do data privacy concerns disproportionately affect people who access the internet primarily through cell phones? New research indicates that cell-mostly internet users are more likely to be exploited...
As California moves ahead with what would be the most restrictive online privacy laws in the nation, the chief executives of some of the nation’s largest companies are taking their case to the ...
Dean Balaes earned a master of theology and ethics degree at Vanderbilt University, the Divinity School, and he earned a doctor of jurisprudence at Vanderbilt University, the Law School. When ...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined YouTube $170 million as part of a settlement relating to the video platform’s treatment of children. YouTube allegedly collected personal information used...
There's lots of action to rein in when it comes to online advertising technology that tracks you online, and the newest option is from the ad industry itself. The IAB Tech Lab, a partner to the ...
There are a lot of efforts trying to rein in advertising tech that tracks you online, and the newest option is coming from the ad industry itself. The IAB Tech Lab, a partner to the Interactive ...
This article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. Charlie Warzel is off this week, so he’s turning the newsletter over to his colleague Thorin Klosowski. Every hiring manager ...
The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Here, better online privacy protection can be passed up from younger to older generations--a welcome reversal of the ...

Featured News Stories

At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout...
It's junior year and Ellie Likos is ready to start the college process. The first step: changing her name on Facebook. Since the explosion of social media just a few years ago, colleges across...
Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
On Wednesday, Facebook announced a present for its teen users: the gift of greater publicity. Moving forward, Facebook’s many under-18 users will be able to kick their privacy to the curb just as...
Opinion Should parents be criminally liable for kids' cyberbullying - CNN.com
Two girls in Florida, 14 and 12, have been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking -- cyberbullying. They allegedly tormented a 12-year-old girl named Rebecca so relentlessly that last month...
The selfie syndrome Why teens use social media for validation and how parents can counteract it - TODAY.com
Young celebrities do it. So why are we surprised when a typical teen Instagram post goes something like this: Teen (girl or boy) posts a cool/pretty/pouty selfie. What follows is a watch to see how...
They share, like, everything. How they feel about a song, their maths homework, life (it sucks). Where they'll be next; who they're with now. Photos, of themselves and others, doing stuff they quite...